“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #4”
The Nectar of Devotion — Vrndavana, October 28, 1972
1115) Whether I know I need to serve Krsna favorably! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
—————— So we have to see what is favorable to Krsna, not sense gratification, not favorable to me. Or to my country, or to my society. No self-interest. Only Krsna’s interest. That is bhakti. So by fighting, Arjuna became a great devotee. Bhakto ‘si priyo ‘si me [Bg. 4.3]. Krsna certified that “You are My greatest devotee. You are My very confidential friend.” But what did he do? He did not read Vedanta philosophy. He was a grhastha, a king, engaged in fighting. He knew how to fight only. He did not know what is Vedanta philosophy. But still, he became a great devotee of Krsna. Bhakto ‘si. So what is the criterion? The criterion is that he fought favorably. He did favorably to Krsna consciousness. ————-—————————–